A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has ordered Joel Tucker, a businessman from Kansas City, to surrender to U.S. marshals in Houston by July 29. Marvin Isgur, a bankruptcy judge in Houston, wrote in an order that Tucker had failed to produce records of payday loan debts he allegedly sold to debt collection firms. Collectors now believe the portfolios are fraudulent.
The coffee shop plans an October opening in the new International at 301 E. Armour Blvd. Two more Mother Earth Coffee shops are scheduled to open in the next year. The International, the former Gillham Plaza office building, will have its grand opening Thursday.
Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolate maker that bought Kansas City-based Russell Stover in 2014, reported half-year financial results on Friday. It said it is changing Russell Stover’s product line and promotions strategy.
Veolia, a company that supplies heating and cooling for many downtown Kansas City buildings, will stop using coal and instead use solely natural gas to power its plant at First and Grand. The change, an environmental decision, also opens up the coal yard for redevelopment at the Missouri riverfront.
Highwoods Properties, former owner of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, has sold two of the four Plaza area office buildings that weren’t included in the retail center’s sale. Price Brothers Development Co. bought the office building at 801 W. 47th St. Stanton Road Capital LLC bought the building at 4600 Madison Ave.
While the federal Affordable Care Act means more people have insurance, one health care administrator explained, “What is missing in the process is that you have coverage that only kicks in at a certain level.”
Rosso at Hotel Sorella offers frozen cocktails on a stick called poptails. Chick-fil-A introduces Egg White Grill, its first new breakfast sandwich in a decade. Freddy’s brings back its Funnel Cake Sundae and Cicis offers S’Mores Dessert Dip, its first sharable dessert.
A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.